Lohan rejects judge's plea offer in theft case

Lohan rejects judge's plea offer in theft case

Credit: The Associated Press

Lindsay Lohan is seen with her attorney at Los Angeles Superior Court March 10.

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by The Associated Press

azfamily.com

Posted on March 24, 2011 at 9:49 AM

Updated Thursday, Mar 24 at 9:56 AM

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Lindsay Lohan's attorney says the actress rejected a plea deal because she did not steal a necklace from a jewelry store and is confident a jury will acquit her.

Attorney Shawn Holley wrote in a statement released Wednesday evening that Lohan rejected a judge's offer because Lohan is "innocent" and "has a strong defense."

Los Angeles Superior Court Keith Schwartz had offered Lohan a deal that would have returned the actress to jail if she pleaded guilty or no contest in a felony grand theft case.

Holley's statement said several people had advised Lohan to "follow the safe route" and accept Schwartz's offer, but the actress refused because she is innocent.

The "Mean Girls" star is now due in court for a preliminary hearing on April 22.
 

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